History of the Pokémon world

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The history of the Pokémon world is known to us today, because the histories have been passed down as legends from generation to generation. Nobody knows if it is real or not, but there are some symbols that proofs that these legends are real.

Below here is a timeline of events in the history of the Pokémon world, primarily those established in the canon of the Pokémon games, since these apply most to other forms of canon. There is also a separate timeline of events for the Pokémon anime.


Beginning of the universe

This information is based primarily on the mythology of both the Sinnoh and Hoenn regions.

  • Beginning of universe

In the beginning of the universe, a rift in space (Mew before it was turned into a pokemon) made Arceus then it came into being, being the first pokémon in existance. Arceus created Dialga, Palkia and possibly Giratina (who then proceeded to disappear and look after the Ruined World) and gives Dialga and Palkia the abilities to control time and space. Then, during very early formation of the world, possibly sooner, Arceus creates Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit to create emotion and spirit, something that embodies us today.

Around this time, Mew came into being by itself, containing the DNA of every pokémon to exist and exist in the future.

In the creation of the Pokémon world, Groudon is formed from magma, Kyogre is formed by the pressure in the deep sea trenches and Rayquaza is formed by the minerals of the ozone layer. Rayquaza proceeds to fly aroud in the ozone layer, occasionaly coming to rest at Sky Pillar. Groudon and Kyogre proceed to create landmass and fill the sea, repectively. However, they meet and wage a humongous battle for the dominance of sea and land. This battle continues until Rayquaza quells it, causing Groudon and Kyogre to retreat to special caverns, where they rest until the events of R/S/E. Red and Blue orbs where created to prevent the awakening of Groudon and Kyogre again, the orbs remain at Mt. Pyre to this day. Mew at this time are plentiful and live in large numbers. Landmasses such as Mt. Coronet are created, and Regigigas moves the continents, forming the regions. The Sinnoh region is created around Mt. Coronet. During this violent procedure, Stark Mountain is created and Heatran is formed in lava.


This information is based primarily on the study of fossils and archaeological remains.

Recent history

This information is based on historic records.

  • 1969
    • First humans land on the moon.
  • 1970s
    • In a storm Rotom is created.
  • 1990s
    • Ferry S.S. Tidal constructed.
    • The first Pokémon created by scientific engineering, Porygon and Castform, are created.
    • Cyrus is born. He brought up around the legend of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.
    • Rotom takes over a mansion in Sinnoh. It creates images of ghosts so it can live in peace.

Contemporary history


  • Lucas/Dawn and Jun leave Twinleaf Town in an attempt to see a Pokémon like the recently-reported red Gyarados in the nearest of Sinnoh's lakes, Lake Verity. After being attacked by a wild Starly at the lake, and using one of Professor Rowan's Pokémon to fend off the attacker, the journey begins in earnest, where both Lucas/Dawn and Jun challenge the Sinnoh region's eight gyms to gain the badges necessary to challenge the Pokémon League. Along the way, however, Lucas/Dawn is brought into many conflicts with Team Galactic, whose leader, Cyrus, wishes to re-make the entire universe in his image with the powers of the legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Defeating the team and calming Dialga/Palkia, Lucas/Dawn challenges Sinnoh's Elite Four and champion, Cynthia, and becomes champion him/herself.
  • Meteor strikes Earth, forming 2 Deoxys.